Obtaining a Dun & Bradstreet D-U-N-S® Number
In order to register in the System of Award Management (SAM), an organization will first need to receive a Dun and Bradstreet number (D-U-N-S®). Your business Tax ID number, bank account, bank routing number and business address are necessary to apply for this number.
System for Award Management (SAM)
All companies desiring to do business with the Federal Government are required to have an active record on the Government’s System for Award Management (SAM).
SAM is the Official U.S. Government system that consolidated the capabilities of CCR/FedReg, ORCA and EPLS. There is NO fee to register.
ATI subcontractors and suppliers can also complete the Representations and Certifications in SAM.gov in lieu of the ATI Representations and Certifications.
See How to Register in SAM for further information.
Obtaining a DD Form 2345 - Militarily Critical Technical Data Agreement
A DD Form 2345 is required by U.S. contractors that wish to obtain access to unclassified technical data disclosing militarily critical technology with military or space application that is under the control of, or in the possession of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD).
Many of ATI-managed consortia require prospective members to obtain a DD Form 2345. In order to obtain a DD Form 2345, an organization is required to have a cage code. An organization must register in the System for Award Management (SAM) in order to obtain a cage code. Lastly, in order to register in SAM, an organization will first need to receive a Dun and Bradstreet number (D-U-N-S). Your business Tax ID number, bank account, bank routing number and business address are also necessary.
How to obtain a DD Form 2345.
Small Business Requirements
It is the intent of ATI that small businesses are given an equitable opportunity to compete for ATI purchases consistent with the efficient performance of our business. Each division in ATI will comply with the intent of the requirements set forth by FAR 52.219. Should your business meet any of the small business criteria listed, you are encouraged to contact email@example.com to be registered as a vendor with ATI and be considered for future purchases and business needs.For subcontracts that are subject to the Federal Acquisition Regulations, Small Business Classifications include (these are all self-certified classifications, except for the HubZone):
- Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB)
- Woman Owned (WO)
- HubZone – (HubZone Certification Application)
- Veteran Owned (VO)
- Service Disabled Veteran (SDVO)
- Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU)
- Minority Institutions (MI)
For more information, please visit the following useful websites:
Representations and Certifications (Reps and Certs)
In accordance with FAR Subpart 4.12, ATI is prohibited from awarding a procurement funded under a U.S. Government contract unless the seller certifies that it complies with certain U.S. Government policies and laws. In order to facilitate this requirement, your contracts or purchasing representative will request that you complete ATI’s Representations and Certifications via the Vendor Portal when required. (If you are currently registered in SAM, there are still a few additional representations and certifications that are required.)
For questions regarding ATI’s Reps and Certs policies, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org and a representative from the contracts team will contact you.
Vendor Management System
ATI maintains a database of all vendors, suppliers, and subcontractors who are and have done business with us. For your convenience, we have developed a new vendor portal allowing new and existing ATI vendors to self-register their company. Please contact your contracts or purchasing representative, who can add your company into the system, which will then generate an email containing your user ID and password.
A step-by-step training video has been provided for our vendors: ATI Vendor Portal Training.
Below is a list of downloadable versions of the vendor forms needed by ATI in order for your company to become a vendor, supplier or subcontractor to our company. These forms are also available via the vendor portal.
- Vendor forms (These vendor forms include: Small Business Self-Certification Form, W-9 Form, and Electronic Funds Transfer Request Form. The Electronic Funds Transfer Request Form is optional.)
For questions regarding the ATI Vendor Portal, please contact your contracts/purchasing representative or email@example.com.
Invoicing and Prompt Payment
ATI’s standard payment terms are NET 30 days from the date an acceptable invoice is received. However, other payment terms may be negotiated with your contracts representative. Please refer to your subcontract agreement or purchase order for the applicable payment terms.
In order to facilitate prompt payment of invoices submitted to ATI, we ask that you please forward your invoices to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please refer to your subcontract agreement or purchase order for guidance on submitting an acceptable invoice.
Payment Inquiries may be directed to your ATI subcontract representative or email@example.com
ATI is committed to providing procurement services of the highest quality to exceed the expectations of all of our business partners. We ensure that ATI agreements reflect the best value for our clients and partners. It is our goal to build long term, mutually favorable relationships with our suppliers, subcontractors, team members and clients based on trust, honesty, and candor.
We welcome your questions and feedback as we strive to achieve our goals.
Please contact us!